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In her beguiling debut novel, Sweet Land of Bigamy (MP Books), Houston writer Miah Arnold has her protagonist, a young woman, decide for various reasons to marry a second manat the same time she is married to the first. There is more to it than that. "Reading Sweet Land of Bigamy is like listening to Tom Waits. Miah Arnold's book sings an American melody: the high and the low, the tough and the tender, the beautiful and the grotesque meet and marry. An arresting, inventive novel, so fresh, so full of images, of questions and answers." - Adam Zagajewski. "Sweet Land of Bigamy is a weird as America, as absurd as our times, and as beautiful as our contradictions. Smart, funny, and utterly engaging, Miah Arnold makes a notable debut with a voice that seems to be just warming up." - Mat Johnson.